The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday assigned center Matt Savoie to his junior team and loaned 21 players to the Rochester Americans, their AHL affiliate.
They have 31 healthy players left in training camp. They must finalize their 23-man regular-season roster by 5 p.m. on Oct. 10.
The Sabres gave Savoie, the ninth overall pick this year, a long look during camp, awarding him three preseason games before sending to the Winnipeg Ice. Savoie, 18, was the last junior player in camp.
They loaned the following players to the Amerks: forwards Brandon Biro, Filip Cederqvist, Aleksandr Kisakov, Tyson Kozak, Jiri Kulich, Brett Murray, Isak Rosen, Lukas Rousek and Linus Weissbach; defenseman Oskari Laaksonen.
Meanwhile, the Sabres released the following players from their professional tryouts to join the Amerks: forwards Mason Jobst, Michael Mersch, Kohen Olischefski, Josh Passolt and Brendan Warren; defenseman Zach Berzolla, Mitch Eliot, Ethan Prow and Peter Tischke; goalies Michael Houser and Beck Warm.
Update: The Sabres have placed goalie Malcolm Subban on waivers. If he clears, he will likely be assigned to the Amerks.